A long time friend of the show Nancy Kay has received the Leo Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the
Year Award. It's wonderful to see Nancy's efforts to help people become the best advocate their pet can have so well rewarded. You can hear Nancy in Episode 90 of DogCast Radio tackling about her book Speaking for Spot, and in Episode 109 answering a listener's question about copraphagia.
Here's more information about her award:
San Francisco Bay Area Veterinarian Honored with Prestigious National Award
Rohnert Park, California - Dr. Nancy Kay, a small animal veterinary internist, is this
year’s recipient of the prestigious Leo Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the
Year Award. Sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Delta
Society, and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, the Bustad Award was developed to recognize the
outstanding work of veterinarians whose work promotes and exemplifies the human
Dr. Kay earned her veterinary degree from Cornell University and completed residency
training at University of California, Davis. She has been practicing at VCA Animal Care
Center in Rohnert Park, California for 15 years. Dr. Kay founded and facilitates a
community wide client support group for those struggling emotionally with the illness or
loss of a pet. She is the author of the best-selling book, Speaking for Spot: Be the
Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life. Her “Speaking for Spot
Gives Back Program” provides money from book sales to animal-centered nonprofit
organizations. Dr. Kay writes the highly acclaimed, award-winning blog called “Spot
Speaks”. She is a frequent lecturer to regional and national audiences on the topic of
communication between veterinarians and their clients.
Dr. Kay will be accepting the Bustad Award at the American Veterinary Medical
Association conference on July 16th in St. Louis, Missouri. To learn more visit about Dr.
Kay and Speaking for Spot please visit www.speakingforspot.com or contact Dr. Kay at